It’s Spring on the Ranch!
Okay it’s the dead of winter. And yet, we’re having spring babies.
Here are a pair of pictures I call MIXED MESSAGES!
Same mama and baby.
COMPLETELY DIFFERENT ATTITUDE!
Every year at this time, I spend my February, March and April (sometimes longer) posting pictures of baby calves on my facebook page.
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We’ve had our share of drama this year (like every year)
A tiny premie calf. My Cowboy says 16 days early. The calf is born from Artifical Insemination so trust me, My Cowboy knows the EXACT DUE DATE.
The calf on the left, measuring up to the second bar of the green gate as a new born baby. This is a truly tiny calf.
The calf on the right, measuring nearly to the third bar as a new born baby.
And a calf in our basement.
This baby is very, very cold! And we took it into the basement the night it was born. It is fine and healthy now but it was a long night that ended up with a CALF IN OUR BASEMENT!
Now it is up and thawed out and running around sweet and WARM (well, warm enough considering the weather of course)
And, our calves are Angus and almost 100% black.
And they are beautiful little things, but once in a while we have a little color crop up and that’s always fun.
This is a baby about two minutes old (of course this was yesterday, he’s older than that NOW) And he and his mama both have these pretty white splashes of white on their faces.
So I’m trying to shed a little light on the (apparently) mysterious business of baby calves being born and having a lot of fun doing it. Come and join me.
I guess it boils down to me being able to bring some authenticity to rural life and handling cows.
Any animals in your life? Any experiences with cows? Or cowboys? My plans for the next book are a dog. A tough, mean dog who protects anyone he decides is his to protect. I think I can have some fun with this.
Giveaway today. Leave a comment about an animal in your life and your name is in the drawing for two books.
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